Join Date: Dec 2009
Gamertag: A Twisted Smile
Pin Win 30
Win a game in Bowling
Simply win your first game of Bowling. This can either be done against a computer on any difficulty or against a friend locally or online. If you’re really rubbish, just ask your friend to let you win.
Neon Lanes Champion 10
Win a game in Bowling (Champion difficulty)
This requires you to win a game of bowling on Champion Difficulty. As the name suggests, it is rather challenging, especially for 10 as your opponent regularly hits strikes and spares. A lot of practice is advised before tackling this Achievement, ensuring that you can consistently hit plenty of strikes, as you will need them if you want any chance of winning. A good stance always helps, with one foot behind the other and the shoulder you’ll be throwing with slightly back (as if you were actually bowling). Line up the ball with the centre arrow, bring the ball back and release, leaning forward slightly but remembering to keep your arm straight, or else the ball will curve.
Doing the Splits 15
Clear a split in Bowling
This can either be done against a computer on any difficulty or against a friend locally or online. This requires you to knock down a split of any kind. A split occurs when the headpin is knocked down, but a group of two or more non-adjacent (not next to each other) pins are left. If you are unsure, the game will announce whether or not you have obtained a split or not. The best way to knock these down is to approach one pin at an angle, and put spin on the ball so that once it’s knocked down one pin, it will spin back and hit the other. As always, practice makes perfect with this Achievement.
Wood Chipper 15
Break the lane with a high ball in Bowling
This can either be done against a computer on any difficulty or against a friend locally or online, however I advise going for this Achievement in a single-player game without the computer, or a multiplayer game with a friend, where you don’t have to worry about a score etc. Basically, rather than bowling properly, this Achievement requires you to attempt to bowl overarm and smash the ball down onto the lane. It may take a few attempts, either to actually get Kinect to recognise your overarm bowl or for it not to just fly out of your hand, but once it smashes, it’ll roll a little bit and the Achievement will pop.
Turkey Triumph 15
Get a Turkey (3 strikes in a row) in Bowling
This can either be done against a computer on any difficulty or against a friend locally or online. This requires you to bowl three strikes in a row, known in Bowling as a ‘Turkey’. It will take a bit of practice, but once you get consistent at scoring strikes it’ll come easily. Try and keep a straight arm and bowl straight down the center, putting as much power on your shot as possible without making the ball spin. See “Neon Lanes Champion” for a more detailed technique on bowling strikes.
Ball Blitz 15
Score 350 or more in the Pin Rush Bowling mini-game
This will require a bit of patience and practice. The aim of this minigame is to knock down as many pins as possible within the time limit. You get 60 seconds on the clock to begin with, and a subsequent 5 seconds for every 30 pins you knock down. You can pick up two balls at once, but a new frame of pins will only be added once the previous frame has been cleared. One of the best techniques to use here is a ‘windmill’, where you stretch both arms out straight, pick up both balls at the same time, then ‘windmill’ them forward so they finish straight. The balls will continue to flow, so just stretch your arms out horizontally again and keep the action going. After a bit of practice, you’ll achieve your target of 350+.
I have included a video below to illustrate:
Clear Up! 25
Score 10 or more in the One Bowl Roll Bowling mini-game
The “One Ball Roll” minigames is exactly as the name describes. You only get one ball to roll per frame, and you have to use it to knock down the pins that you are given. You only have to clear 10 frames to net this Achievement, and have 5 chances to mess up. It is not as difficult as it sounds, just take your time and throw as straight and with as much power as possible at the center of the pins. There are a few “split” shots here, especially towards the end, requiring you to hit one, or two and have the pin bounce towards another. Unlike the other bowling minigames, you aren’t timed, so you can take your time in lining up your shot. Try and avoid using too much spin here if possible, and remember to use the blue lights on the lanes as a guide for positioning yourself.
I have included a video below to illustrate:
King Pin 15
Score more than 250 in Bowling
This can either be done against a computer on any difficulty or against a friend locally or online. This will no doubt come through natural progression of improving in skill in Bowling. If you don’t have it before facing the Champion, you may get it when you face them. It is by no means a perfect score, so don’t be worried if you mess up a little here and there, just try and keep consistently throwing spares and strikes and this will come easily. See “Neon Lanes Champion” for a suggested technique on bowling strikes.
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Last edited by A Twisted Smile; 12-26-2010 at 03:35 PM.